This week, some rock fans questioned a tweet from Sumerian Records denouncing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent proposal to provide annual COVID-19 booster shots, similar to annual flu vaccinations. bottom.
Known for rock and metal, Sumerian Records is a record label founded in 2006 by music producer and filmmaker Ash Avildsen. Sumerian’s current artist roster includes bands such as Animals as Leaders, Bad Omens, Black Veil Brides and Sleeping With Sirens.
On Wednesday (March 1), Sumerian Records’ official Twitter page shared two screenshots of an internet news article about the FDA’s proposal, stating that if attendance at a live music event requires proof of an annual booster, concert attendance will not be permitted. questioned their access. In 2021, Live Nation has allowed artists to ask concertgoers to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
The FDA’s proposal was revealed in a briefing from the agency in January, as reported by The New York Times. It does not outline new requirements for live events.
Text of the Sumerian Record Tweet “We believe no one should be forced to take covid booster shots every year for the rest of their lives like the FDA is currently proposing. If you think people shouldn’t be allowed on the show unless they have all the boosters, we disagree.”
Reactions to Sumerian Records’ tweet
Some on Twitter asked Sumerian Records in reply to comments on the post. “What makes a record label do this?” one of the commentators Asked.
“Freedom of Speech”, Sumerian Records respondedFreedom of choice. Freedom of bodily autonomy. Freedom from government control. It’s the foundation.”
another commenter It pointed out“I don’t think anyone, including those making suggestions, thinks that the annual Covid booster will be mandatory for show attendance. If the model is the current flu vaccine rollout (current evidence as you suggest), is it possible that nothing changes for the average person?”
Sumerian Records responded to them: The news called people conspiracy theorists when they said the definition of “fully vaccinated” was more than two doses, after which at many events, workplaces, etc. he said three and even he changed to four. I’ve changed the rules all along. “
Former Sumerian Records artist rebuts
Another answer came from former Sumerian artist Misha Mansoor, guitarist of the Periphery band. “Will you guys be hacked?” Mansoor Asked.
Sumerian Records responded as if Avildsen was the person conducting the correspondence. Would you and Spencer have a live discussion? My girlfriend was a frontline Covid nurse risking her life every day before a vaccine existed. I am passionate about this There is a reason for brother! -Ash”
Current FDA Recommendations
The FDA proposed a booster at the January 26 Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee meeting, and a note was published in the resulting paper.
“Future updates to the COVID-19 vaccine composition, similar to the annual strain selection process for seasonal influenza vaccines, may be implemented without pre-approval or pre-approved clinical data for vaccines that have previously demonstrated efficacy.” ,” the FDA wrote. .
Furthermore, “Simplifying the composition of the COVID-19 vaccine and the annual immunization schedule could lead to easier vaccine deployment, fewer vaccine administration errors, and easier communication.” all of which could lead to better vaccination coverage and … better public health.”
Around the same time as the Sumerian Records tweet, the label apparently posted a TikTok video pointing to the same view captured by a TikTok user.A recent clip of actor Woody Harrelson was shown SNL Additional text commentary has been added to monologues based on COVID vaccine conspiracy theories. It seems to have since been removed.
Watch: FDA Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biologics – Jan. 26, 2023
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